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same handgun which was recovered at the scene. >> at this time, we are not looking for any particular suspect. at this time, we are not initiating or have an ongoing manhunt of any kind. that said, there are many answers to this incident that remain unanswered. >> reporter: new jersey state police say the woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. investigators tell us they're far from determining if this could have been a case of murder and attempted suicide, but say it's definitely being handled as a homicide investigation. >> who the suspect is, that's going to be something that we're going to wait to see where the evidence takes us. >> reporter: now, state police tell us all nine family members were home when this happened and investigators are now interviewing those other relati relatives. they say they are not releasing the names or ages of the victims because not all of their loved ones have been notified, but
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they do say that they range from middle school age to early high school. live in tabernacle township, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, ted. nbc 10 south jersey bureau reporter cydney long has been outside the crime scene all day. >> you've been talking to people who know this family. what have they told you? >> reporter: one teenage boy we talked to, he and his mothers are two doors away, he was in tears when he talked to him at his front door because he and his siblings would play with the young children who played inside this home, telling us they are cousins and one of the families, the mother and her children, had just moved in in june. others recalled hearing the happy voices of the children playing in the driveway and out back all summer long. >> it's just a very difficult day. you know, i mean, they just don't understand how it could happen. how children could lose their lives. >> reporter: neighbor, beth salvotor, knows the family. she's trying to comprehend how
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and why two young children who played with her own kids are dead and the woman believed to be their mother along with a teenage boy holding on to life. all of them victims of gunfire, but who pulled the trigger is not clear. >> when troopers arrived, they found four people had been shot, two of them fatally. those two are a boy and a girl, and unfortunately, they remain in house right now. >> reporter: nbc 10 obtained police dispatch recordings from inside the home explaining what they saw. >> none of them are breathing or conscious, and the blood is dried up at the time. >> reporter: and an ambulance was needed immediately. >> two stretchers right away at the front door. >> reporter: skyforce 10 overhead as the mother and son were air lifted to cooper medical center from a field at route 70 and 206. they're fighting for their lives in extremely critical condition. police confirm they have the gun, but there is no manhunt or immediate danger to the community. >> there's fear, but i think when people saw it looks like there's no active manhunt, i
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think people calmed down a lit, but, i mean, obviously there's a lot of confusion about what happened and the concern. >> reporter: take a look at what's taking -- take a look, guys, at what's taking place right now. you can see the garage door of the home is up, crime scene investigators taking pictures and seemingly focused on a car that is in this driveway. detectives, of course, crime scene investigators along with forensic investigators, are hbak and forth up and down the driveway throughout the day today. at one point in this mobile unit, they were taking pictures of clothing but then quickly closed the doors. any brand new information, we'll be sure to bring it to you. live in tabernacle, cydney long, nbc 10 news. count on nbc 10 to brapg inu the latest on this developing story. get updates on your smartphone using the nbc 10 news app. it's a free download. find it on nbc10.com. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a chilly thursday, but not quite as cold as over the
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past few days. nbc 10 in franklin square where these young ones were bundled up with coats and scarves. but the really cold weather is about to make a comeback. >> nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz here now to tell us just how cold it's going to get overnight. glenn? >> yeah, jim and renee, it felt a little better this afternoon with the temperature getting up to 50, but things are going to change rapidly tonight. we have mostly clear skies. you can see, they're still making snow up in the poconos. and it's going to be plenty cold enough to keep making snow all the way at least into saturday. the current temperatures, well, it's still pretty cold in the poconos. 30 degrees, but it's 47 in philadelphia. 50 in dover. we have hit 50 degrees in philadelphia. we have the winds coming out of the northwest just starting to pick up and bring in the colder weather. and watch how fast it drops. by 6:00, we're still well into the 40s, but we drop into the mid 20s by 6:00 a.m., and the
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feels-like temperature drops into the teens. and that's in philadelphia, it would be single-digit windchills in some of the suburbs. more on that and the threat of weekend rain with the seven day in a few minutes. now to the latest on the record-breaking snow in parts of western new york. 9 feet of snow piled up on roofs causing some buildings to collapse because of the weight. a second storm hit the buffalo area this morning, and now governor andrew cuomo says it's too dangerous to travel in many of those areas. >> though there's a break in the snowfall and you've been in the house for a couple of days and people are tempted to get into the car and drive, that is a mistake. that is a mistake. it's a mistake for them personally. they're putting themselves in an unsafe position and making everybody's job harder. >> governor cuomo also cast doubt on this weekend's buffalo bills game. the stadium still covered in snow, but the team has not made an official announcement.
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people who work for the pennsylvania turnpike and penndot are now in buffalo helping to dig out. they're clearing off busy interstate 9 90 which is buries under several feet of snow. the team of 20 workers plans to stay up there throughout the weekend. new information about a bucks county woman who lost her leg in a school bus accident. pennsylvania supreme court says it will not increase the amount of money ashley zauflik wanted in a lawsuit. zauflik lost her leg when a runaway school bus hit her several years back. originally gave her $14 million. a judge cut that to $400,000 because state law limits the liability of school districts. zauflik's lawyer vows to change that law. police are looking for the driver of a suspicious van who spied on little girls as they played. a concerned father told gloucester township police the older white ford van pulled up to a field sunday afternoon.
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the driver, a passenger, gest e gestured for the man's young daughters to come to the van. when the father approached the van, the driver sped off toward summerdale road. the van has blue trim with tinted windows and star sticker on the rear door. two inmates are still on the loose after escaping from a berks county prison. justin andrews and shawn lawless got away by pulling the fire alarm at westernersville correctional facility. these two have been on the run for almost 24 hours. nbc 10 has new information today about one of the people killed in a deadly pileup in the lehigh valley. he was a young military veteran. police say he died when a big rig driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a whole bunch of cars. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal live in berks county this afternoon. randy, what are family members telling you today? >> reporter: well, jim, we know one of these victims was a local nurse. the other as you mentioned an
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army both. both of them, police say, hit and killed by this sleeping truck driver as they were on their way to work. underneath the crushed metal and the weight of an 18 wheeler, 23-year-old jeremy augustine was trapped. he died here early wednesday. his car was one of the first to be blind sided by this massive truck. that afternoon his family saw pictures of the accident and got worried. >> and when he didn't pick up, i knew something was wrong. >> reporter: his brother, mark, said jeremy drove his route to work every single day. the 23-year-old ameas high school grad was a military veteran. he married his high school sweetheart and set his sights on the army. >> when he did, that's when he knew he wanted to go into the army and signed up right out of high school. >> reporter: after serving in germany, he got a job for a security company in reading. wednesday on his way to work, police say a truck driver asleep at the wheel smashed into his and eight other cars. jeremy was pinned against a sign. another woman in the silver suv was also killed. she was a nurse at a local hospital.
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>> just say a pray for everybody that was involved in this incident. it's a huge tragedy. just pictures, alone, don't tell everything, but what the pictures do tell, is the amount of hurt and grief and pain everybody is going through at this point in time. >> reporter: the truck driver, steven bernier, was arrested. police say he was asleep and also speeding. he drove trucks for cugel's recycling at this plant in berks county. we wanted to know how long he's been driving and his safety record and whether the company had a policy on sleep hours or tired drivers. the company did not return our calls or e-mails. we made the first phone call to the company around 11:00 this morning. i just got off the phone with the district attorney in berks county. he told me the suspect is held on a half million dollar bail here at the local jail and that surveillance video from the dunkin' donuts showing the entire crash may not be released because it's now part of
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evidence in this investigation. we're live in berks county, randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, randy. president obama will address the nation tonight to unveil major changes to this country's immigration policies. the president's announcement could affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. many believe he will expand the number who are eligible for work permits and protect more from deportation. the president says he decided to take action on his own because congress failed to pass immigration reform. but republican leaders promise a fight. >> if president obama acts in defiance of the people and imposes his will on the country, congress will act. >> if they've been here at least five years, we give them a chance to come out of the shadows, play by the rules. >> the president's actions would not give illegal undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and would not be eligible for federal benefits. nbc 10's doug shimell is examining the impact of the
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president's announcement and what it could mean for people who work in our area. >> doug is live in center city. this could be a game changer for a lot of people. >> reporter: it really could, after years of living on low wages and as you heard living in the shadows, the advocates for undocumented workers say this is a liberation of sorts but one that will not take jobs away from other people. >> are you looking for work? >> reporter: they see 1,400 immigrants at the welcoming center a year in center city. with president obama's immigration announcement, the center expects many more undocumented workers to come ut of the shadows. >> you have to be apply. you're not going to be automatically granted status. secondly, it's temporary. it is not a green card. it is not a path to citizenship. >> it's not going to be an'sy road to a job with the announcement tonight. >> reporter: peter gonzalez is the welcoming center's ceo and says the expected surge of new workers with permits will hit the job market like everyone else. >> just like anybody who's
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looking for work in this economy, it's difficult. it's a challenge. and people who are here as immigrants often have additional challenges of language, culture, networks. >> he will make my day, he will make my week, he will make my month, he will make my year. >> reporter: manuel portio came to the united states as a plif refugee in 1985 and doesn't see new immigrants as a drag on the philadelphia job market. >> they're already integrated into the economy. that the market already absorbed them. these families are not sitting at home. they are doing many of the jobs that americans don't want to do. >> reporter: what will these new temporary work permits mean for both the documented and undocumented worker? we talk to two of them coming up in just a little bit. live in center city, i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. new at 4:30, they lived in america for years. today nbc 10's tim furlong talks to local people who explain how
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the president's actions tonight will finally make them feel like americans. you can watch live coverage of the president's address on immigration. nbc 10 news will bring it to you tonight at 8:00. today, a side of philadelphia's bill cosby we're certainly not used to seeing, it comes when a reporter asked cosby about the sexual assault allegations swirling around the comedian. nbc 10's keith jones is live in the digital operations center with the interview you really do need to hear. keith? >> reporter: that's right, renee. the "soerassociated press" says interview was on the record. it does show cosby tried to keep the "associated press" from showing the heated exchange though he declined to comment on the allegations of sexual assault. >> i think if you want to consider yourself to be serious, that it will not appear anywhere. >> okay. i appreciate what you asked. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you.
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>> and we thought, by the way, because it was "a.p." that it wouldn't be necessary to go over that question with you. >> i know. >> the "associated press" says they did not make an agreement to avoid questions about the allegations against cosby or to withhold publishing any of his comments at any time. meanwhile, a new accuser, teresa seranese says she was drugged and assaulted by cosby in 1976. the florida woman is the fourth to accuse cosby this month. cosby has not been criminally charged for the allegations. yesterday as you might recall, nbc scrapped a comedy special featuring bill cosby. it was under development. and netflix postponed indefinitely a standup comedy special. reporting live in the digital operation september center, kei nbc 10 news. a trip to disney world turned tragic for a texas family before they got there. five of them died when their suv crashed last night.
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police say the 16-year-old driving the suv likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11:00 last night. the suv veered off the highway. it rolled over. the parents and three young children died. police say none of them was wearing seat belts. driver and two other passengers have minor injuries. the survivors were also wearing seat belts. police at florida state university say the gunman who went on an overnight rampage was a graduate. three students in the campus library were shot overnight. police shot and killed myron may after he refused to surrender on the campus in tallahassee. three students were hurt in the shooting. police have a journal and video that show myron may believed the government targeted him. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, we had a break for a few hours this afternoon. some sunshine. temperature approaching 50. but it's gone. the arctic air returning tonight, and returning pretty quickly, too.
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tracking rain that is likely to hit before the weekend is over. and we still have that 70 in the seven-day. we still see a lot of sunshine out there. the temperature, 47. just dropped 3 degrees in the last hour. wind west-northwest at 14. the southwest wind warmed us up. the northwest wind will cool us down. and the windchill is 41. it's 30 in mt. pocono. 41 in reading. and in lancaster. so the cold air hasn't really arrived yet. it's 50 degrees in dover. 51 in stone harbor. so they've got a long way to go before it gets cold, and it's going to happen. we're near 15 degrees warmer than we were at this time yesterday. atlantic city, 17 degrees warmer. so that's quite a change because of the southwest wind. but the wind direction here is coming out of the west and northwest. and that's what's bringing in the colder air. you can see those wind arrows. 17 mile an hour sustained winds in reading and lancaster. that's enough to pull some cold
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air in here. these are the numbers by tomorrow morning. these are the temperature numbers, but it's still going to be windy. subtract 10 or 12 degrees from this from how it's going to feel on your exposed skin. 19 in allentown. 20, reading. 21, quakertown. 21, doylestown. 25 in northeast philly. 28 in vineland. 26 in dover. 24 in philadelphia. with the wind, there's not going to be as much as a contrast. nothing on the radar around here. but there's plenty of it. right in the wrong spot off of lake erie. that snow band has now shifted and coming right near the same area that got hit so hard. hamburg right on the northern edge of this heavy snow. some of the really hard-hit areas are just on the north side, but this is not going to stay in one place for 24 hours like it did the last time. so, we're not going to -- the eagles are going to get the
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pretty good weather. temperatures in the 50s with sunshine. i don't think that there's going to be any rain for the game. that the rain comes later. watch what mhappens here. this, the snow cover that's expected out of our computer model. 9:00 sunday night, that's when the rain would be starting here. then it moves out by monday morning. then we get a break. and what is this? a storm developing offshore tuesday and we're going to have to watch this to see how close it gets to the coast or how much it develops because this particular model brings some rain back for wednesday evening. that's a pretty big evening before thanksgiving. windy and much colder tonight. going to feel like single digits in some spots. very cold by morning. and tomorrow tuduring the day, windy and very cold. 15 to 25 mile an hour winds making those 30s feel like 20s. on saturday, really cold start.
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23 in philadelphia. as low as 13 in the suburbs. then sunday, not as cold. the rain comes at night. look at the temperature monday. 72 degrees and windy. still relatively mild tuesday. then we watch the coast to see if anything develops there and it just looks dry and cold for thanksgiving right now. churning it out. our region makes more products now than any time in the past two decades. the federal reserve bank tells us manufacturing is growing at its fastest pace since 1993. economists believe the spike is a sign manufacturing is on the rise across the entire country. that means more jobs as well. area manufacturers expect to step up hiring over the next year. case of higher learning at princeton university triggered a fire alarm. it forced 100 students to evacuate their dorms. university police say marijuana smoke set off an alarm inside a music practice room in the basement of forbes college
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yesterday morning. police don't know who was smoking. so it's the honor system? >> very much so. >> local truck companies, even ambulances inspecting their own vehicles, and it's legal. the nbc 10 investigators look into the honor system that some are using that might be putting unsafe vehicles on our roads. and good news if you're planning to hit the road for the holiday. how low gas prices will drop in pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. still ahead on nbc 10 news today at 4:00. nbc 10 news at 4:00, the only station bringing you 20 minutes of nonstop news and weather. >> breaking news and major news of the day. >> accurate weather forecasting without waiting. >> uninterrupted commercial-free for 20 minutes. no one else can say that. >> the big stories and investigative reports with important information. >> covering pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. >> the only station bringing you 20 minutes of nonstop news so you don't miss anything. "nbc 10 news at 4." count on it.
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you can expect to fork over more for your thanksgiving meal this year, but it likely won't empty the wallet. the price for putting a holiday meal on the table for ten people is now nearly $50. 37 cents higher than last year. the biggest blame for the rising cost is the higher price of dairy, milk and eggs, the things to make your mashed potatoes and pies jumped a quarter over the last year. thanksgiving is one week from today. experts believe more people will travel for the holiday this
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year. aaa mid-atlantic estimates 580,000 people from our area will travel 50 miles or more from home for thanksgiving. that's 4% more than last year. their advice, leave early and head home early. >> you have any flexibility in travel days, tuesday is a better travel day because you get the jump-start on the traffic. saturday is a better travel day on the return since sunday is going to be busy. >> aaa expects more people will hit the road since before the recession seven years ago. and some good news if you're planning to hit the road for the holidays. gas prices in pennsylvania have dropped below the $3 mark for the first time in nearly four years. the average price at the pump in the keystone state is $2.99. last time the average was below $3 was back in december 2010. remember that, renee? 37 other state also had after roj averages below the $3 mark. includes new jersey and delaware. the average in the philadelphia
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five county area is $2.97. down 3 crepts cents in the last. new jersey, $2.70 at the pump. average price in delaware is $2.85. nbc 10 is following a story, a deadly family shooting that claimed the lives of two children. >> our top story on "nbc 10 news at 4." doctors are treating two others who are in very critical condition at a local hospital. police believe the four shot at this home in tabernacle, burlington county, new jersey, are a mother and her three kids. police are not revealing any more dhee tails but there is no threat to the public. auto inspections on the honor system allowed in parts of our area. the nbc 10 investigators expose potential gaps in the program that are supposed to keep drivers like you safe on the road. coming up tonight on "nbc 10 news at 5," upset over sneakers. the reason ex sixers star allen iverson has with nike over a new pair of sneaks.
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right now at 4:30, a live look at the white house where the president will deliver an address to the face on immigration just about 3 1/2 hours from now. he's expected to grant work permits to immigrants living in the country illegal lee, something republicans are warning the president not to do. nbc 10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong spoke to one local college grad who happens to be an undocumented immigrant, herself. >> this woman explained to you how her life would change under the president's plan? >> reporter: certainly how her family's life would change and her parents.
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this issue gets people fired up as you know. some argue the undocumented workers are here illegally, why should they get help at all? others argue millions of people are here in this situation, make the absolute best of it, make a positive impact on their communities and that is what this young woman is doing in her community in wilmington. maria garcia is one of delaware's 35,000 or so undocumented immigrants, worked hard to maximize the opportunities her family wanted to give her when she came here to mexico. she got a deferral that leads her to live a better life. she's a counselor. >> i graduated from the university of delaware with a double major in psychology and criminal justice and for many years i wasn't able to do anything with it. >> reporter: if it's possible to remove politics from the immigration debate, maria said the president will keep the american dream alive for people like her. law-abiding people will live without fear of deportation, able to get a driver's license and quote/unquote normal jobs. the immigrants are not all from mexico or central america. >> i'm getting people from
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pakistan, i'm getting people from ireland. >> reporter: at the delaware alliance for community advancement, they help people with the path to citizenship. they say the president's executive order will mean millions of people can come out from the shadows. >> they're out there working. they're taking care of their family. their kids are going to school. and for them to become and feel like they're american because they've been here for so long. >> reporter: and let's come back live. you're looking at the latin american community center in wilmingto wilmington. they can't get health care or food stamps, can't get in trouble with the law either. it primarily buys immigrants time and an opportunity. i spoke with state agencies in delaware. i asked everybody when would this kick in, how is it going to work, what does this mean for state agencies, whow is it goin to work, who's going to pay for all of this stuff? nobody has the answers yet. everybody is going to watch tonight on nbc 10, the president's speech. live in wilmington, tim furlong,
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nbc 10 news. how many people in our area could be affected by the president's decision? we have new information just in. we're combing throw it right now. we'll bring you the numbers ahead on "nbc 10 news at 5." now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> so it's not quite as cold out there today, but don't get so used to it. the cold is coming back. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking the cold comeback. >> glenn, what can we expect when it comes back? >> well, it's already just starting. we've hit the high temperature for the day, and it's just straight downhill from here. and we've got some wind on top of it. camera is shaking a little bit. indication of the increased wind. and we have 47 degrees in philadelphia. we hit 50 already. it feels like 41. but it feels like 32 in reading and in lancaster with a lower temperature and the stronger wind. and that is going to be coming in pretty quickly. so the temperature drops through the 40s early this evening and we're into the 30s pretty
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quickly. this is in philadelphia and down into the mid 20s by 6:00 a.m. but the wind continues all night. so we're going to have windchill issues. windchills into the teens in the city. and perhaps some single digits north and west. more about when we get out of this cold spell and when we'll see rain before the weekend's over with the seven day in a few minutes. it's a mystery. one year ago today, a state trooper was shot and now police are offering a new reward to try to find the person who pulled the trigger. a bullet hit state police corporal richard deskas in the shoulder a year ago. investigators say someone fired the gun from a block from 24th and market in wilmington. deskas says he's lucky to be alive to talk about his ordeal today. the corporal says he really wants an arrest in this case, not for h him but for the neighborhood. >> it would be nice for everybody in the city of wilmington. it could have easily been a citizen that got shot that day and live down there and have to
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deal with this type of activity unfortunately on a daily basis. >> the delaware troopers association and several will moington businesses have put up the $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. pennsylvania's attorney general says she hasn't decided whether to prosecute anyone in a state employee porn e-mail scandal. kathleen kane's spokesperson said she misspoke yesterday when she said kane decided not to prosecute. martin said kane can't elaborate because of a court order in a separate case. kane's office is being investigated whether it breached grand jury secrecy. martin said in a statement today "the attorney general has not made a decision one way or other in the light of the recent published opinion of the chief justice of the pennsylvania supreme court that the e-mails he'd seen were clearly pornographic and may be criminal." last month, seamus mccaffery stepped down. he spent seven years on the
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state's highest control. a board said it would drop its investigation on mccaffery as a result. baggage handlers made noise outside pittsburgh international airport today. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> dozens of workers went on a one-day strike to protest over lay wages and time off. the workers are subcontractors. they serve as baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and help travelers in and out of ticket lines. >> we don't get paid $7.25. we get. >> us airways and americanairlines told us the own employees would handle the workers' duties during the one-day strike. nbc 10 has a new report that will mean something to anyone who drives a mini van. first, here's what we're working on for you for "nbc 10 news at 5." >> reporter: still happening right now, four people shot, two dead inside this house in south
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jersey. coming up, we're working to learn more about the victims and who opened fire. then millions of undocumented immigrants expected to get a pass from deportation. why president obama is easing the law for some and how it will impact jobs locally. plus a new airbag recall involving more than one kind of car. a deadly problem all drivers need to get checked. a new break in student loans that will have some saving big in the long run. count on "nbc 10 news at 5."
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the test results are in, and
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for most of americans' minivans the grades aren't too good. the insurance institute for highway safety did crash tests on five minivans simulating an overlap crash, when the vehicle's front corner collides with something at 40 miles an hour. the honda odyssey got a good rating, only minivan to get the highest safety classification. toyota sienna got an acceptable rating. the lowest rating went to three others including the nissan quest. the crash trapped the dummy's legs and the airbag slammed into its case. chrysler town & country, the lowest rating. the dodge caravan also scored at the bottom of the heap. the aarp has a warning for seniors, according to their new report, the average cost of brand new prescription drugs climbed 13% last year. that's eight times faster than the rate of inflation. some of the largest jumps included drugs for prostate
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problems, osteopetrosis, and diabetes. the aarp says if this trend continues, many seniors on fixed incomes won't be able to afford their medications. so if you want to have your car on the road, somebody has to officially inspect it. >> but that rule does not apply to everyone. today the nbc 10 investigators show you who gets to inspect their own fleet of cars and how some vehicles could end up on local roads without ever being screened for safety. glenn "hurricane" schwartz? >> we have some temporary relief from the bitter cold today, but don't get used to it because that coal weath that cold weather is coming back. find out how it's going to affect your friday and weekend in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast. new tonight at "nbc 10 news at 5," preparing for the pope. city and suburban hotel rooms aren't enough for the million. plus visitors expected, some people are being asked to open up their own homes. ♪
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preparing for life after prison. more than 140 camden county inmates and parolees were at a job fair today meeting with people how were hiring. the department of corrections hosted the event. the inmates got employment training. department of labor helped the inmates prepare themselves for the job fair. calling for help can be a life save e for victims of domestic violence. >> that's why philadelphia police teamed up with women against abuse for the hope line program. last two months they collected hundreds of used cell phones. verizon will now transform them into prepay phones and donate them to groups that fight domestic violence. >> these phones serve as a vital lifeline for help and allow survivors to safely reconnect to loved ones their abusive partner had pushed away. as part of the cycle l of power, control, and isolation inherent to domestic violence. >> if you'd like to donate, drop
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off your used phone at any verizon location. a philadelphia food bank has gotten extra help for the holidays. workers from bank of america presented a $27,000 check to philabundance this afternoon. philabundance typically serves 75,000 people every week but they say more people reach out to them for help during the holidays. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> it's not going to be or feel quite as cold as it did yesterday morning, but the arctic air is returning. and you should notice that change compared to today. we're tracking rain. should hit before the weekend is over. and the 70-degree temperature that we've had in the seven day, it's still there. we have clear skies out there now. sun getting ready to set. 47 degrees. the winds 14 miles an hour. windchill, 41 now. by morning the windchill will be
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about 15. that's in the city. and the high only 36 after 50 today. then 45 saturday. 56 sunday. 72 monday. how's that for a jump in temperatures over a four-day period? that's pretty amazing. well, we've had a lot of southwest winds today but now they're becoming more west, west to northwest, and that's bringing in the colder air. 17 mile an hour sustained winds in reading and lancaster. and that's enough to change the air mass. nothing on the radar around here, but we continue to see this lake erie lake-effect snow and the band is just a little bit farther south than it was with the last batch, but not far enough. they're still getting heavy snow in hamburg. not quite as heavy as they did. they're not getting another 5, 6 feet. and orchard park, that's where the bills play, they're still getting snow and chances of them playing in that park on sunday are not too good. but chances of playing here,
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they're pretty good. the weather is going to be pretty good. temperatures in the 50s. not a whole lot of wind. but just a little bit. now as we go through sunday, it's warmer and dry until evening. that's when the rain comes in. most of monday looks dry. along with that 72, but very windy. and then we watch the coast. computer models suggesting something develops off shore. how far back to the west any precipitation goes. this is wednesday afternoon, wednesday night, a big travel day and night. so that is a pretty critical forecast. we'll have to update. sheena will have more on that at 11:00 tonight. well, tonight, it's going to get colder. it's going to feel like between 7 and 15 tomorrow morning. as the temperatures go down and the wind stays up. during the day tomorrow, windy, very cold. high temperatures in the mid 30s. but with that wind, it's going to feel like the 20s most of the
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day. and the seven-day forecast, very cold saturday morning. less wind. 23 in philadelphia. 13 in some of the colder suburbs. it's cold saturday, but by sunday afternoon, not so cold. the rain holds off until sunday night. warm and windy on monday. and then we gradually cool down by turkey day it should be cold, but dry. it's the law. if you want your car to be on the road, it has to be inspected. >> but there is another policy you may not know. >> reporter: you don't look at the vehicle, itself, that's been inspe inspected. why? >> nbc 10 investigators reveal why some are allowed to do their own inspections and how critical safety steps could be missed along the way. then all new tonight on "nbc 10 news at 5," allen iverson versus nike. why the ex sixer is upset over a new pair of sneakers.
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well, if you own a car, you have to get it inspected. >> sure. that means paying for the inspection as well as any repairs. as harry hairston and the nbc 10 investigators discovered, there is a pennsylvania state policy that allows certain people to inspect their own vehicles. here's harry with more. >> that's right. penndot has a policy allowing around 1,400 companies with fleets of 15 or more vehicles to inspect those vehicles with limited oversight. for you, it can be a gut-wrenching event. taking your car for an annual state inspection. >> looking for leaks. >> reporter: hoping there are no repairs. but some companies and government agencies don't have to worry about that. they're allowed to inspect their
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own vehicles. we follow this auditor through the audit process as he makes a visit to a penndot inspection station where penndot inspects some of its vehicles. wolford goes through document after document after document then checks the mechanics' licenses. and looks for inspection tools. >> dial indicators. >> reporter: but what we never see him look at is their vehicle. you don't look at the vehicle, itself, that's been inspected. why? >> that's not part of our audit. that's not part of the inspection audit for us to look at the current records. >> reporter: he says penndot does not require auditors to compare the inspection paperworks to the vehicles. they don't check to see if the mechanics made any needed repairs. if somebody wanted to cut a corner and said we'll give the inspection although we didn't change the brakes we thought you should have, is that possible? >> that is possible. >> reporter: we first learned about the self-inspection policy while investigating allegations
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keystone walt transport ambulance company failed to meet some safety standards. the state department of health and the pennsylvania utility commission took dozens of keystone's ambulances and vans out of service. that's when the nbc 10 investigators learned keystone inspected its own vehicles. it sounds like it's an honor system. >> well, to some extent it's an honor system. >> reporter: penndot's spokesperson richard kirkpatrick says the self-inspection policy started in 1929. herbert hoover was president. babe ruth hit his 500th home run. and america entered the great depression. >> systems change all the time. is that system outdated? does it need to be updated? >> again, i can't speculate on that. our system, we feel, has been effective. >> reporter: following our reports on keystone quality transport, state police served the company with 20 warrants alleging forgery, tampering with records, and fraud. police have not filed charges.
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but penndot suspended keystone as an official safety inspection station for 34 months. the ambulance company spokesperson tells us keystone will no longer inspect its own vehicles. even after the suspension is lifted. still, almost 1,400 companies and government agencies will continue to self-inspect. >> i think that is outrageous. >> reporter: pennsylvania state senator shirley kitchen serves on the transportation committee. >> we have to have a full proof system where we know that the vehicles are safe and maybe it will not be self-inspections. >> reporter: the senator plans on doing more research on the penndot policy. >> we are more than willing to work with our team to address legislation. >> reporter: in the meantime, an 85-year-old policy continues. so it's still the honor system? >> very much so. >> reporter: should that be changed? >> no. no. there's a lot of honest people out there.
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most of our shops, 99% of all our shops are very honest. >> state senator tells us january is the earliest anything can happen to change the self-inspection policy. the state police investigation into keystone quality transportation is ongoing. for the investigators, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. and now to "nbc 10 news at 5." >> here are jacqueline london and keith jones. >> next all new on "nbc 10 news at 5," family tragedy in south jersey. >> four people are shot inside a house. tonight, two children are dead. nbc 10 spent the day with investigators who are still at that crime scene. and turning to weather, sheena, that arctic cold weather make a comeback. >> old, a big comeback. by tonight it could feel once again like single dints in parts of the area. the could will last tomorrow, but there's a warmup coming. we are preparing for the pope. more than a million people are expected to visit our area and they all won't be staying in hotels. how you can play host during the
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world family of meetings. that's next on "nbc 10 news at 5."
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right now on "nbc 10 news at 5," family tragedy. three children and an adult were shot inside a burlington county house. two of the children died. police rushed to that scene around 9:00 this morning. >> and they're still there gathering evidence. nbc 10's cydney long has been there as well. what are investigators telling
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you? >> reporter: well, keith, investigators say nothing could prepare them for what they witnessed inside this home, but that it is far too soon to label this a double murder/attempted suicide. they also went on to say no one in the immediate community is in any danger. still neighbors who live here are heartbroken. they say their children played with the children who lived inside this home. they're finding it hard to comprehend how or why this had to happen. >> i mean, that's what caleb was saying. >> reporter: neighbor caleb rodriguez spoke with his voice trembling. >> it's very sad that this happened, like, they would come over a lot. we would ride scooters with them. >> reporter: this as detectives two doors away are trying to piece together why and how four people were shot inside this tabernacle home. mark bomeister, a neighbor, works overnight. >> i looked out the window, saw helicopters, looked out the other window and saw troopers and ambulances. >> reporter: he didn't hear

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